Thursday 15 February 2024

February 15. Happy Birthday Jogen Chowdhury

 Jogen Chowdhury is an eminent Indian artist whose works delve into the human condition through the amalgamation of Indian traditional influences and contemporary aesthetics. Known as the ‘master of the unbroken line’, he has created varied impressive works throughout his prolific career that feature flowing, uninterrupted lines. His characters often have a distinct caricature-esque look and are replete with symbolism. 

His inspirations lie in his Bengali roots and traditional Indian art forms such as Kalighat. Through this article, we aim to celebrate the legacy of his works on the occasion of his birthday on February 15.

Ms. Ankita Talreja 

Asta Guru

 Vice President

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“Srujananubhuti” Solo show of Paintings by Renowned artist Jitendra Ramesh Divte


Recent work of a contemporary artist, Jitendra R.Divte in Acrylic colours on canvas will be displayed in a solo art show in Jehangir Art Gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 19th to 25th February, 2024 between 11 am to 7 pm. It will be open for free public viewing there during the gallery timings and showcase his artistic perceptions about the various temples, religious shrines, vivid places of worship, the buildings of historical and social heritage and relevance etc. in his style via apt colour combinations to suit their thematic relevance in different perspectives of visual fine arts. 

Artist: Jitendra R Divte

Jitendra R. Divte had his art education in fine arts at L.S. Raheja School of Arts, Mumbai, where he stood 7th in order of merit in Maharashtra in 1998. Then he displayed his work on various themes in Army & Navy Building, Kala Ghoda Association, Mumbai, show in 2005 followed by solo art show at Sahil Art Gallery, Mumbai in 2008. 

He also participated in some group art exhibitions at Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai, Army & Navy Building, Kala Ghoda Association, Mumbai Art Show, Hirji Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay Art Society Annual Art Show, Vismay Metro Art Gallery, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore etc. He also participated in some International Water Colours art exhibitions in Bangladesh and Russia. He was awarded for his work in water colours in 2017 by IWS INDIA, in 2018 by IWS Bangladesh and in 2021 by IWS Russia. His work was appreciated by the art fraternity in these shows and he received good public response for these presentations. 

The present series in Acrylic Colours on canvas throws light on his artistic impressions and aesthetic perceptions about various historical buildings, their architectural details & the culture & heritage associated with them at various places. He has focussed on presenting the various relevant details at these places in his expressive style using apt colour combinations and their harmony.  He has also highlighted the relevance and sanctity of various temples, religious shrines and places of worship, the heritage and cultural traditions there and their significant peculiarities. He has made artistic use of morning light, afternoon light, evening light along with shades, shadows, reflections and illumination effects at the desired locations in the work. He has made use of warm and cool colours and achieved their balance for aesthetic and artistic decoration of his work in the relevant perspectives. He has also used various geometrical forms and achieved their rhythmic unison in the work at the strategic arenas in order to get the desired visual perspectives in his work. These works made in an aesthetic and artistic style using acrylic colours on canvas certainly share a dialogue with the viewers leading to their warm response and appreciation.

From: 19th to 25th February 2024


Solo show of Paintings by Renowned artist Jitendra Ramesh Divte



Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: + 91 9869717246

Windows of Inner Expressions. Art Exhibition by contemporary artist Maitrry P Shah

Windows of Inner Expressions.

        Recent work of a renowned contemporary artist, Maitrry Shah will be displayed in a solo art exhibition in Hirji Jehangir Art Gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001 from 19th to 25th February, 2024. It will be open there for free public viewing daily from 11 am to 7pm.  This show will showcase her profound instincts and artistic conceptualisations about various facets of human psyche through a metaphorical motif of windows.

        Maitrry Shah hails from Ahmedabad where she had her earlier education and guidance in visual arts. Then she spent her formative years in Gandhinagar under the guidance and support of many art promotors. She got her Doctorate in fine Arts from IEMS leading to a firm basis and foundation. Then she presented her work in numerous solo and group art exhibitions in leading art galleries all over India and abroad. She presented her work in art galleries at Gandhinagar, Bangalore, Jaipur, Bhilwara-Rajasthan, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Noida, Gurgaon, Manipal, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mauritius, Warsaw-Poland etc. and received good public response and accolades for her presentations. She is a proud recipient of many public appreciations for her work since a young age of 12 years. A proud recipient of prestigious awards and prizes and appreciations from several noteworthy art promotional institutions in India and abroad, her works are in collection of many reputed art collectors and art institutions of national and international reputation ona global level.

        Maitrry Shah has worked in various mediums like oil, acrylic, charcoal and mixed media. Her distinct style captures the range of human emotions with a particular emphasis on the expressions of women. Her brushstrokes convey not only a youthful exuberance but also a wideopen optimism which often resonate through her paintings. Each artwork serves as a window into the innermost thoughts, emotions and a varied experience of human psyche inviting all to engage into visual inspection, conversation, introspection and empathy.

        She has presented a diverse collection of her paintings in this show that truly demonstrate a wide range of universal truths and realms of life in order to contemplate the themes of anticipation, longing, liberation and introspection  in the relevant perspectives of arts.

        Deeply fascinated by the intricate nuances of human emotions and wide range of real life experiences, she has created a rich tapestry of human psyche in her creative and innovative endeavours. Each work has been imbued with symbolism, meaning and emotional mindscape of a young sensitive woman in different environments and perspectives. In a way, this presentation of typical artwork is her sensitive ode to the rich tapestry and a spectrum of human psyche and its several facets and norms in apt perspectives of visual arts. 

From: 19th to 25th February 2024

"Windows of Inner Expressions”

Art Exhibition by contemporary artist Maitrry P Shah



Jehangir Art Gallery

Hirji Gallery 161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 Timing: 11am to 7pm